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How to get here

Located in the middle of England the National Forest is easy to get to from any part of the country!

The National Forest, shown on a map of the UK. Parts of North-West Leicestershire, South Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

Travel information

By road

For visitors travelling by car or coach, access is easy from the M1, M42/A42, A50, A511 and the A38.

To plan your route to Swadlincote or other destinations in South Derbyshire, try services such as the AA, Multi Map and Google Maps

For parking, please see council car parks.


By bus

Information on bus and coach times is available from Derbyshire's own public transport website, Derbysbus

National Express tel: 08705 80 80 80.


By rail

There are stations at Burton upon Trent, Derby, Willington, Tutbury and Hatton, Lichfield, Tamworth, Leicester and Loughborough.

National Rail Enquiries tel: 08457 48 49 50.


By air

East Midlands Airport is located within The National Forest and Beyond area, tel: 0871 919 9000.

Coventry and Birmingham airports can be reached within an hour's drive time.

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